Icon, Kazan Mother of God

Icon, Kazan Mother of God ca. 1900 AH 1967.0011 A-B Enamel and silver Russian As anyone who has visited Agecroft Hall & Gardens knows, most of what is exhibited portrays life in Tudor and Stuart England. The Williams Library, though, is vastly different from the rest of the museum. At the request of Mrs. Elizabeth Williams Morton, this room stands as it did when the Williams and Mortons were in residence. There are many beautiful books (over 3,000!) and objects displayed in this large, welcoming room. One object that often gets overlooked is the Russian icon, the ca. 1900 Kazan, Mother of God. This enameled image is framed in a silver gilt repousse covering, called an oklad and would have be

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